Reissue Alert: J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’

J Dilla’s incredible and improbably influential 2006 release, Donuts, is enjoying a re-release on Stone’s Throw Records as a 7″ box set. Pitchfork just gave it the coveted ‘perfect 10’ in a rapturous review, but you don’t need their consent to indulge deeply in this fully immersive, instrumental hip-hop album which manages to surpass the usual parameters of its genre, featuring NO rapping but a wealth of original rhythmic and emotive content that has gone on to be re-sampled by dozens of other experimental artists. Order the 45s box set here, and stream the original release below:

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